On this Day: June 15, 1938 | Death of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

15 June 1938: Death of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German painter and illustrator (b. 1880) (Source) Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and…

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The Guardian – Alexei Navalny reportedly moved to high-security prison in Russia

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On this Day: June 14, 2005 | Death of Mimi Parent

14 June 2005: Death of Mimi Parent, Canadian-Swiss painter (b. 1924) (Source) Mimi Parent (September 8, 1924 – June 14, 2005) was a Canadian surrealist artist. For many years she lived and worked in…

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On this Day: June 13, 1884 | Birthday of Leon Chwistek

13 June 1884: Birthday of Leon Chwistek, Polish painter, philosopher, and mathematician (d. 1944) (Source) Leon Chwistek (Kraków, Austria-Hungary, 13 June 1884 – Barvikha near Moscow, Russia, 20 August 1944) was a Polish…

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On this Day: June 12, 2003 | Death of Gregory Peck

12 June 2003: Death of Gregory Peck, American actor and political activist (b. 1916) (Source) Eldred Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American actor and one of the…

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On this Day: June 12, 1890 | Birthday of Egon Schiele

12 June 1890: Birthday of Egon Schiele, Austrian soldier and painter (d. 1918) (Source) Egon Leo Adolf Ludwig Schiele (German: [ˈeːɡɔn ˈʃiːlə] (listen); 12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian…

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On this Day: June 11, 1933 | Birthday of Gene Wilder

11 June 1933: Birthday of Gene Wilder, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2016) (Source) Jerome Silberman (June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016), known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor,…

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On this Day: June 10, 1907 | Birthday of Fairfield Porter

10 June 1907: Birthday of Fairfield Porter, American painter and critic (d. 1975) (Source) Fairfield Porter (June 10, 1907 – September 18, 1975) was an American painter and art critic.[1] He was the…

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On this Day: June 9, 1963 | Death of Jacques Villon

9 June 1963: Death of Jacques Villon, French painter (b.1875) (Source) Jacques Villon (July 31, 1875 – June 9, 1963), also known as Gaston Duchamp, was a French Cubist and abstract painter and…

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BBC News – Berlin: One dead and others hurt as car drives into pedestrians

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On this Day: June 8, 1951 | Birthday of Bonnie Tyler

8 June 1951: Birthday of Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer-songwriter (Source) Gaynor Sullivan MBE (née Hopkins; born 8 June 1951[2]), known professionally as Bonnie Tyler, is a Welsh singer who is known for her…

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On this Day: June 8, 1921 | Birthday of LeRoy Neiman

8 June 1921: Birthday of LeRoy Neiman, American painter (d. 2012) (Source) LeRoy Neiman (born LeRoy Leslie Runquist, June 8, 1921 – June 20, 2012) was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored,…

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On this Day: June 7, 1966 | Death of Jean Arp

7 June 1966: Death of Jean Arp, German-French sculptor, painter, and poet (b. 1886) (Source) Hans Peter Wilhelm Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966), better known as Jean Arp in English,…

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BBC News – Depp-Heard trial: Jury sides mostly with Depp in defamation case

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On this Day: June 1, 1937 | Birthday of Morgan Freeman

1 June 1937: Birthday of Morgan Freeman, American actor and producer (Source) Morgan Freeman[2] (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, director, and narrator. Noted for his distinctive deep voice, Freeman is…

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On this Day: June 1, 1908 | Death of Allen Butler Talcott

1 June 1908: Death of Allen Butler Talcott, American painter (b. 1867) (Source) Allen Butler Talcott (April 8, 1867 – June 1, 1908) was an American landscape painter. After studying art in Paris for…

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On this Day: May 31, 1930 | Birthday of Clint Eastwood

31 May 1930: Birthday of Clint Eastwood, American actor, director, musician, and producer (Source) Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, film director and producer. After achieving success in…

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BBC News – Samuel Kanu: Kidnapped Nigerian Methodist Church leader freed

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On this Day: May 31, 1860 | Birthday of Walter Sickert

31 May 1860: Birthday of Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942) (Source) Walter Richard Sickert RA RBA (31 May 1860 – 22 January 1942) was a German-born British painter and printmaker who was…

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On this Day: May 30, 1778 | Death of Voltaire

30 May 1778: Death of Voltaire, French philosopher and author (b. 1694) (Source) François-Marie Arouet (French: [fʁɑ̃swa maʁi aʁwɛ]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire (/vɒlˈtɛər, voʊl-/;[5][6][7]…

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